22 Rare Photos Of Famous Landmarks BEFORE They Were Finished. #5 Is Mind-Blowing.

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The Sydney Opera House under construction in the 1960's.

You'd probably only have to see a small glimpse of the Lincoln Memorial to be able to identify it, and most people recognize the Eiffel Tower without giving it much thought. That's because buildings and monuments like this are so iconic, they've simply become ingrained in our minds.

But what did these historic structures look like before they were historic?

Below are 22 of the world's most famous landmarks, pictured before they became famous. After browsing these photos, you might find it hard to believe that the Statue of Liberty ever used to look like that!

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